ASAS Fellow: Industry Category
James Sullivan, ASAS Fellow: Industry Category
Dr. James E. Sullivan has had an illustrious career in the animal feed industry. Jim grew up on a family farm and received academic training at the University of Kentucky (BS) and University of Illinois (MS and PhD). Dr. Sullivan is a pioneer in the use of food industry byproducts in the animal feed industry. Dr. Sullivan orchestrated the building of the first dedicated whey permeate (the primary source of lactose for baby pigs) drying facility in the world. In part due to the efforts of Dr. Sullivan, brewer’s yeast, chocolate, sugar food, cheese and other food byproducts have found their way into animal food. Dr. Sullivan has served the industry though membership and leadership roles in the American Society of Animal Sciences (ASAS), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), and the American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI). Anyone that knows Dr. Sullivan would agree that he is a scientist, an industry leader, and an even better person.